In order for trials to be fair, we can’t be biased about who we select for jury duty. Studies showed that one of the primary issues impacting jury impartiality in jurisdictions across the country is the under-representation of racial and ethnic minorities. Women and minorities were excluded from jury service. Since then, the Supreme Court has attempted to address these issues by making a rule that requires juries to be selected from a “fair cross-section” of society.
A majority of jurisdictions pick their potential jurors from some type of voter registration rolls and/or licensed drivers/state id records. Studies also show that if a voter registration roll tends to be filled with older, white and affluent people, than 10-1 the jurors are going to most likely be from that group. To me I feel like that is being biased. I don’t feel like we have ensure a fair trial if our selection of jurors is picked by a voters card or something like that. We need our jurors to be of any ethnicity and background. They should be open and honest and be willing to listen to every detail of the case and when the time comes to deliberate, they shall not be biased in anyway. The jurors should only care about the evidence that is being presented to them, they should not put into account that the defendant is black, white or Latino. The evidence that is presented to them is all that matters.
In search of impartiality. (n.d.). National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Retrieved from https://www.nacdl.org/Landing/Impartial-Representative-Jurys
Your choices for the FIRST chapter summary come from Musical Lyrics and Domestic Violence: The Soundtracks of Our Lives (Ross, 2022) and can include any one of the following chapters:
Chapter Three (pages 29-40) “Musical Lyrics, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence” OR
Chapter Four (pages 41-50) “ Musical Lyric and Intimate Partner Violence”
Please adhere to the following format and guidelines:
Pages 1-2: Provide a summary of the chapter (in your own words, please).
Page 3-4: Identify (what you think is) the most interesting points made in the chapter. As part of this, identify the weakest—or most questionable—arguments made in the chapter, and. Can you identify some songs that could have been included?
Page 5—Draft a critical reaction to the arguments you have raised. List any of the songs (in this chapter) you think best portray the dynamics of domestic violence. Primarily, focus on things that you learned from deconstructing music related to this genre. Then, discuss which songs you would have added if you were the author. Be sure to qualify your answers and defend your position. Finally, feel free to reinterpret any song in the chapter to further inform this discussion. Be creative????.
For trials to be considered fair the process must not be in conflict with the constitution and the law. Jury selection most times should be built of honest, upstanding citizens in that community. Individuals who are considered pillars in the local areas. In the selection process race must not matter in choosing who can make a sound judgement of the person, case, any evidence or details presented to them. Racial bias largely seeps in through what are called peremptory (Christian, 2018). The selection process can hinder a fair trial by stereotypical behavior and bias in individuals whose responsibility should be in respect to the law not personal gain. individuals from certain neighborhoods are often removed from juries, tempting for residents to view their police and prosecutors as hostile occupiers in public safety.
Christian Hansen, 2018 4 December, Yes, Jury Selection Is as Racist as You Think. Now We Have Proof, The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/04/opinion/juries-racism-discrimination-prosecutors.html
Respond to the following questions. Your combined responses should be 1-2 pages in length. At the minimum, a paragraph or two for each answer.
1. When can the police search without a warrant?
2. What is the difference between direct evidence and indirect evidence? Is one type of evidence more useful than the other? What are various types of circumstantial evidence?
In this assignment, you will organize some of the essential processes and procedures of the court system.
Understanding the process a defendant moves through in the court system and how juries function in different courts is an important aspect to understanding the criminal justice system. Complete the Module Five Assignment template Word Document to help you organize some of the essential processes and procedures of the court system.
Specifically, the following rubric criteria must be addressed:
Identify the eight key steps a defendant moves through.
Identify 2-3 key similarities between civil and criminal juries.
Identify 2-3 key differences between civil and criminal juries.
Guidelines for Submission
This assignment must be completed using the provided Module Five Assignment template. Any references should be cited in APA format.
Shapiro Library APA Style Guide
Access this resource, NRCJIW Jail Tip Sheets on Justice Involved Women. [[ATTACHED FILE]]]These eight tip sheets describe various aspects of implementing gender-informed approaches with women in jail.
Select one of the tip sheets of most interest to you for further study.
Please respond to the following in a substantive post:
Summarize what your selected tip sheet is about and why you selected this particular tip sheet.
Explain the most important thing you learned from reading this tip sheet.
Describe one evidence-based research finding and one action step on the tip sheet that you find are most promising.
Chapter 10- review questions 2, 4, and 9
Review Question Format
All assigned review questions are to be answered in writing. Please restate the question as it appears in your text before you begin your answer. For example:
2. What are the four levels and three branches of government? The four levels of government are federal, state, local, and municipal. The three branches of government are executive, judicial, and legislative.
Chapters 9 & 10
Assignment Type: Canvas Due Date: 10/30/22
Topic: The high rate of African Americans in the prison systems
Using the proposed topic, write a series of questions that represent open-ended, closed-ended, matrix, and contingency questions (15 questions minimum)
Compare and contrast in-person interviews and telephone surveys in terms of the role of the researcher and the types of questions appropriate for each.
Identify the difference between the various roles of the observer in field research. Offer an example of a research scenario that would be appropriate for each.
Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of field research and survey research. Give specific attention to the topics of validity, reliability, and generalizability.
Research GA sexual assault statutes, local sexual assault investigative framework ,and resources. Discuss the multidisciplinary nature of sexual assault investigations to preserve evidence to prove cases beyond a reasonable doubt. How do procedures assist in cutting the nuances of victim/suspect versions of events to establish the facts and intent?
Answer the discussion prompt according to the material in your textbook. You can also add additional references. Ensure you use in-text citations in APA format. Make sure to include “References” at the end of you post.
Discuss the issues prosecutors face if the police cannot find the crime victim. Imagine that the police and prosecutors are very sure that a crime has occurred and the victim has been disposed of, but they can’t find the victim. What problems does that cause with regard to the burden of proof? Be specific and support your answer